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  • Sycamore elementary schools plan districtwide reading program

    SYCAMORE – Parents of elementary students in Sycamore School District 427 will have homework of their own come March.
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 2:20 pm
  • Grant seeker workshop planned

    Nonprofit and charitable organizations interested in applying for a grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation are invited to a free workshop f ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 2:15 pm
  • Families enjoy outdoor fun

    GENOA – Instead of spending a cold January day inside playing video games or watching movies, 10-year-old Sam McDonald of Sycamore was outside, bravin ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 2:14 pm
  • Being the best: DeKalb advances to semifinals in America's Best Communities competition

    rank Roberts loves DeKalb. He grew up there, graduated from DeKalb High School, married his high school sweetheart, raised his family, and continues t ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 2:12 pm
  • Genoa-Kingston School District 424 to launch 2nd 'soft skills' course

    GENOA – Parag Maniar wants to help students achieve more in life, so he’s sponsoring a job skills class for Genoa-Kingston High School students. 
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 10:19 am
  • Hercules, Midwest Museum of Natural History tortoise, dies

    SYCAMORE – Officials at the Midwest Museum of Natural History announced Friday the museum’s most popular living attraction, Hercules the sulcata torto ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 10:18 am
  • Winter Wonderland at Littlejohn

    The students of Littlejohn Elementary School in DeKalb, along with their parents, were invited to a fun-filled evening of winter activities to celebra ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 10:17 am
  • Brooks staff offers coffee at drop-off

    As a nice gesture during the last days of the semester, staff members at Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary in DeKalb handed out coffee to parents as they dr ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 10:17 am
  • SMS December students of the month

    Sycamore Middle School has named its Students of the Month for December. The sixth-grade students are Zachary Patton, Aiden Kutz, Heidi Wood and Evan ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 10:16 am
  • Sycamore Lions get visit from Santa

    In December, the Sycamore Lions and the Sycamore Park District hosted Mr. and Mrs. Claus on a Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. More than 500 chi ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 10:17 am
  • Girl Scouts embrace technology, social media for ’16 cookie season

    Local Girl Scouts will take orders for the 2016 Girl Scout Cookie Program until Jan. 29. The cookie ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 10:15 am
  • Farm show set to return to DeKalb

    DeKALB – The state’s extreme weather, including the deadly 2015 tornado that struck Fairdale, will be among the topics discussed at the Northern Illin ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 10:15 am
  • Area State Scholars listed

    The Illinois Student Assistance Commission recently named the following local high school students Illinois State Scholars for their outstanding acade ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 10:11 am
  • Check it out: DeKalb Public Library expansion opens Monday

    DeKALB – Six-year-old Nolan Tobin of DeKalb has always been excited to visit the library.DeKALB – Six-year-old Nolan Tobin of DeKalb has always been e ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 10:02 am